Storms popping up this afternoon

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Chuck Lofton

Welcome to August and welcome to Opening Day at the Indiana State Fair. After the coolest July on record in Indianapolis, we began today with a beautiful morning and a chance for thunderstorms with an upper air disturbance floating over us later today.

We're starting to see some pop-up storms on the radar this afternoon. One of them gave us a good soaking downtown at WTHR's studios.

Saturday is Band Day at the fair and we'll have a similar set up with a upper low moving over central Indiana. Expect a dry start with storms flaring up around or just after midday. This upper air feature moves east to allow for dry, warm conditions on Sunday.

Our outlook into next week calls for a warmer, more humid period with thunderstorms Thursday.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History......

1979 : South of Mooresville...severe thunderstorm winds overturn 2 mobile homes and damage others.